Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan

Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan

A retirement investment plan in which a contributor does not pay taxes on contributions until after withdrawal at retirement. That is, one places a portion of his/her pre-tax income into a retirement account that allows it to be invested. Taxation is deferred until withdrawal from the account following retirement. Presumably, one's tax rate will be lower after retirement because one's income is usually lower after retirement. Common examples of tax-deferred retirement plans include IRAs and traditional 401(k)s. Some employers make matching contributions to these plans.
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Tax-sheltered annuities are a tax-deferred retirement plan available to employees of institutions which are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and certain educational institutions.
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It is not clear why some respondents would answer "no" to either of the two main questions on retirement coverage and subsequently answer "yes" to the question on participation in a tax-deferred retirement plan.
One prominent tax-deferred retirement plan is called a tax-deferred annuity (TDA).
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ING's effort reminds individuals to develop a comprehensive strategy, which includes leveraging the automatic savings power of a tax-deferred retirement plan.
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